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Early Access to Physical Therapy can Improve Health Costs, Treatment Paths

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Back Pain, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Early Access to Physical Therapy can Improve Health Costs, Treatment Paths

Early access to effective and evidenced-based health care for a medical condition can greatly influence the direction and duration of treatment, as well as overall cost of care, says Apex physical therapist Brock Monger. And with October being National Physical Therapy Month, Monger points to research that shows people suffering from some musculoskeletal conditions, like low-back pain, are often better off seeing a physical therapist early as opposed to relying only on rest and medication management. For instance, according to a study published earlier this year by Health Service Research,...

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Pools offer both fitness, relief for older adults

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Exercise, Healthy Living, Pain Relief, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Pools offer both fitness, relief for older adults

While drinking plenty of water is critical to life, health and healing, simply submerging your body in water (i.e., a pool) opens up opportunities for relief and fitness for those who otherwise may have difficulty exercising.  This is especially important for aging adults and those with chronic conditions, said Madras physical therapist Brock Monger.  “When our bodies are submerged in water, such as in a pool, we become lighter,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “This, coupled with the natural resistance water places on movement, makes water exercise ideal for many...

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Our 2018 Apex Physical Therapy Hikes!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I just wanted to say Thank You! To all those that participated in the Apex Physical Therapy hikes this year. It was awesome to meet some new people and share the beauty of Central Oregon with some new friends! We successfully completed our hikes with a few challenges including some hot summer days and the mosquitoes at Green Lakes which were out en masse! Thanks to everybody for being flexible and waking in the early morning hours to get an early start to beat the heat. We were afforded fantastic views from the top of Black Butte, Green Lakes, and Broken Top Lake.  The views of the...

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Take Steps to Lower the Risk of ACL Injury this Sports Season

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Athletics, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Take Steps to Lower the Risk of ACL Injury this Sports Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes account for about 2 million injuries and around a half-million doctor visits each year. But few of these injuries, says Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, are as costly to a student-athlete and his or her family that a torn ACL. “An ACL tear in the knee will often lead to surgery and months of rehabilitation,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Often, I’ll see many of these student-athletes during post-surgery rehabilitation, but I’d much rather see them before that – when our...

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Muscle balance, not just strength, critical for health & athletic performance

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Balance, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Muscle balance, not just strength, critical for health & athletic performance

While working to build a solid and stable foundation is certainly a critical component to personal health and athletic performance, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger warns that focusing only on muscle strength can, over time, make a person more susceptible to injury.  “Achieving optimal muscle balance, not just strength, is critical both for improving athletic performance as well as preventing injury over the long term,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. “Unfortunately, we see a lot of well-intentioned people who tend to overwork and overuse certain muscle groups...

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